Online Program

Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health: A challenge for health systems

Tuesday, November 3, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for most of the burden of disease that health systems in the Americas have to address. Given the chronic nature of these conditions, the long term nature of their care, the mental health conditions and disabilities associated with such diseases, health services and their effectiveness will be contingent on having good quality and sufficiently resourced services. This is an enormous development challenge for lower and middle income countries of the Region of the Americas. In 2013, Member States of the Region adopted the Plan of Action on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. Its third line of action sets out specific objectives and evidence-based actions to improve accessibility, affordability and quality of health systems, linking health promotion and NCD management. This presentation will discuss these actions, as well as the strategies needed to reorient health services including health promotion and preventive services, and the developments and innovations needed to make these changes possible.
Session Objectives: Analyze NCD related risks and conditions in relation to how they will affect the reorientation of health systems in the Region of the Americas
Anselm Hennis, MD, PhD and Vina HuLamm, MS
Anselm Hennis, MD, PhD

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Organized by: APHA-Global Health
Endorsed by: International Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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